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 Charles Veltman Ray

Charles Veltman Ray

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 64)
Mansfield, Henry County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 100332137 · View Source
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The following obituary was published Thursday, November 8, 2012, in The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Paris, Tennessee, USA.

Charles Ray

Services for Charles V. Ray, 64, of Mansfield will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Visitation is scheduled 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

Fred Shackelford and Bobby Campbell will officiate at the service. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Springhill Baptist Church deacons: Alex Bomar, Sam Conger, Tony Szabo, Johnny Foust, Finas Wilson, Jerry Evans, John Steele Jr., Steve Brewer and Earl Williams.

Ray was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Paris to the late Walter and Nellie French Ray.

He was married in 1970 to Shirley Hart Ray who survives.

Ray was a member of Springhill Baptist Church where he was a deacon and choir member.

He retired after 40 years as a material handler for Setco in Paris.

A family member said Ray loved playing the guitar, and was an avid bluegrass music and gospel music fan. He also served in the National Guard.

Along with his wife, Ray is survived by two daughters: Kim (Eddie) Allen of Henry and Jody (Jamie) Nichols of Paris; a sister: Mary Sue (Charles) Bowers of Henry; a brother: Roy Lee (Glenda) Ray of Henry;

Three grandchildren: Justin Nichols of Paris, Alicia (James) Dyer of Ringo, Ga., and Jeffrey Allen of Henry; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray also was preceded in death by a sister: Lola Bailey; and a brother: Dale Ray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springhill Baptist Church Building Fund, care of Johnny Foust, 2740 Highway 77, Paris.


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  • Created by: John R. Dunlap, Jr.
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100332137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Veltman Ray (28 Dec 1947–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100332137, citing Bethesda Cemetery, Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by John R. Dunlap, Jr. (contributor 47442255) .